Lesson 2.1 Introduction to Self Management (Preview)

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In Module 1 of this eLearning programme, you learned about how your spine works and about how problems in various parts of your back can produce different types of back pain, and the symptoms you experience. Living with chronic (or long term) back pain can be challenging. The pain and difficulties you experience can impact on your life – be it at home, at work, or socialising with family and friends. Your doctor and other healthcare professionals can work together to manage your back pain, but actually, the key person who can make a difference is YOU. In this section there are also two supplementary videos below from a Chartered Physiotherapist and an Occupational Therapist providing advice in relation to back pain. These are very informative videos for all people with back pain.

Learning Objectives

  • At the end of this Module you should be able to:
  • Learn what you can do to manage your back pain, and to improve your quality of life.
  • Understand how Self-management can improve the lives of people who are living with chronic or persistent back pain.
  • Develop skills and techniques that help people who are living with back pain.
  • Be able to use the 10 building blocks which you can use to ‘build’ a self-management plan for yourself.

To start building your Self-management Plan, click on ‘Start Now’ below

Two extra videos are included below in which a Chartered Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist give advice about living with back pain.

Living with back pain

Emer McAuliffe, Chartered Physiotherapist

Living with back pain

Eimear Lyons, Occupational Therapist

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